Emergency departments save 25,000 lives, $55 million. Here’s how.
Emergency departments across the nation are delivering better care for patients with sepsis and chest pain, improving opioid prescribing and ordering fewer unnecessary imaging tests. Those outcomes are part of the recently concluded Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI), through which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $840 million for organizations, including the AMA, to create evidence-based, peer-led collaboratives and practice-transformation networks to help physicians provide high-quality care. Preliminary results from ACEP’s Support and Alignment Network (SAN) show that EDs using E-QUAL: Saved 25,000 lives because of better sepsis care. Exposed 30,000 fewer patients to harming ionizing radiation. Saved more than $55 million as a result of fewer avoidable imaging studies and hospitalizations.
Yale Investigators' Lead Grant Awarded as Part of the NIH HEAL Initiative on Opioids
Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health and Dr. David Fiellin, Professor of Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Public Health are lead investigators in a $25.5 Million study being conducted by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network’s New England Consortium Node.
Implementation Science: Putting Important Discoveries to Their Best Use
Scientific innovations are created every day, but how do we ensure that they are used efficiently and reach the people who need them most? David Chambers, DPhil, deputy director for implementation science in the Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, tackled that question during his June 25 grand rounds lecture titled “Advancing the Science of Implementation in Cancer Control: An NCI Perspective."
Yale Expert Delivers Talk at White House on Role of Addiction Specialists in Hospitals
On June 25, Yale School of Medicine’s Dr. Jeanette Tetrault spoke at a convening of the President’s Opioid Commission and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the steps needed to build a national addiction medicine workforce and give Americans access to the care they need. Her talk, which focused on the role of addiction medicine specialists in emergency departments (EDs), was part of a congressional briefing sponsored by the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine.
New England Journal of Medicine article by Yale researchers highlights efforts to combat opioid crisis in ED 24/7/365
Yale researchers, Gail D’Onofrio, M.S., M.D, and Kathryn Hawk, M.D, M.P.H., along with Ryan McCormack, M.D., Assistant Professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, recently published a groundbreaking article in The New England Journal of Medicine focusing on the importance of engaging patients with OUD in opioid-agonist treatment.
Della-Giustina Receives Prestigious ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award
The Department of Emergency Medicine is excited to announce that David Della-Giustina, MD, FACEP, FAWM, Program Director of Emergency Medicine Residency, was recently honored with The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Project ASSERT celebrates 20 years of providing lifesaving substance use services
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Project ASSERT (Alcohol & Substance use Services, Education, & Referral to Treatment), which provides lifesaving services to Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Department patients with substance-use disorders.
Yale doctor helps highlight for worldwide focus on ‘silent killers’
In today’s world, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers, heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s — to name just a few — have quietly emerged as a pandemic of silent killers to collectively become the leading cause of death worldwide. Overall according to the World Health Organization (WHO), NCDs are responsible for more than 38 million deaths a year — more than all other causes combined.
VOICES Project to Curb Elder Abuse Is Kicked off at Yale Event with Senator Blumenthal
The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at Yale School of Medicine kicked off the start of a new project to combat elder mistreatment (EM) with a community event at Monterey Place in New Haven, Connecticut on Friday, Jan. 4.
Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse meets with Yale-DAHRS Scholars
On Friday, October 5, Scholars representing the Yale-Drug use, Addiction and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS) program were fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Federico Vaca awarded two NIH grants to study impaired teen driving
Dr. Federico Vaca, professor of emergency medicine, has been awarded two grants to study impaired driving among teens. Both grants are from the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Yale Scholars Tackle Opioid Crisis in Groundbreaking Journal Issue
More than two dozen Yale professors, doctors, and students have published a series of groundbreaking articles on the opioid crisis in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. The special issue is notable for tackling the opioid epidemic from a variety of angles — including health law, criminal law, addiction science, and social justice and race. It features prominent voices from across Yale University, including Yale Law School, the Yale School of Medicine, the Yale School of Public Health, and the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
New Centers to Advance Implementation and Prevention Sciences
Two new centers at the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health will promote the adoption of research findings into clinical practice and develop and assess sustainable, cost-effective interventions to improve public health domestically and around the world.